This summer and fall proved quite fruitful for all things Dumpster and curbside. My shed is already really packed, but that doesn't stop me! I took some booty pics of my adventures, but not all of them.
|After hitting two INCREDIBLE Dumpsters on Holmes. One was full of clean pieces of|
MDF, the other had lots of dirty pieces of wood from a bathroom tear-out and porch demo,
along with adorable picket fence posts and even a boardgame.
|Look at this beautiful chippy porch ceiling!|
|Cut down pieces of the picket fence for small lady faces|
|From an alley near 31st and Cherry...more clean lumber and plywood!|
|From 33rd and Troost. A brick building was getting demolished and there was lots|
of loose, wrecked lumber everywhere. These pieces had the best story with
nicks and paint, so home they came.
|And tonight in Mission, Kansas, I took an early turn on my way to my cousin's house|
and found a Dumpster FULL OF PERFECTLY GOOD STERILITE BOXES. WITH LIDS!!
|They're a little grimey but I can deal with that.|
I also got a truckload of lumber from a rehab near 36th and Cherry that included super long-ass boards and pieces of a burned garage.
Square One studio at 31st and Holmes occasionally puts out free wood and MDF panels under a big sign that says "FREE WOOD" and I hit the mother lode this summer. I could barely get all the 4 x 8 foot pieces in the truck, especially since I now have the camper shell. I only took what I could lift myself, but that was about 8 whole panels that I had to break down into four pieces each before I could fit them in my shed. This is what my desk clocks are made of and I have enough material to last a lifetime now!
Oh! Almost forgot the pile of wood and metal rods at Armour and Holmes that I walked back to my house on top of my head (don't do that, even a few blocks will mess you UP!) and the neighbor who gave me his entire 100+ year old staircase (with risers!).
Right place, right time. I do regret that I couldn't get back to an apartment building that my friend used to live in at McGee and 41st that was getting razed, but you have to triage your time, and I was on my way to Omaha.
A Sterilite box saved is a Sterilite box earned!